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Lecture by Dr. Karimi-Hakkak

A Public Lecture By: Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Persian Studies, University of Maryland, titled "Interplay of Image and Idea in Persian Poetry: In Search of New Ways of Conceptualizing the Persian Literary Tradition"

May 19, 2010
from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

ARC Ballroom A, UC Davis Campus

Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak is Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland.

For nineteen years he was Professor of Persian language and literature and Iranian culture and civilization at the University of Washington. He has studied in Iran and the United States, receiving his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University in 1979, and has taught English and comparative literature and translation studies, as well as classical and modern Persian literature at the University of Tehran, Rutgers University, Columbia University, and the University of Texas. Professor Karimi-Hakkak is the author of nineteen books and over one hundred major scholarly articles. He has contributed articles on Iran and Persian literature to many reference works, including The Encyclopedia Britannica, The Encyclopedia Iranica, and The Encyclopedia of Translation Studies. His works have been translated into French, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, Greek, Arabic, Japanese, and Persian. He has won numerous awards and honors, and has served as President of the International Society for Iranian Studies and several other professional academic organizations.

 

This lecture is titled: Interplay of Image and Idea in Persian Poetry: In Search of New Ways of Conceptualizing the Persian Literary Tradition

 

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Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar

There will be a Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar with Dr. Karimi-Hakkak, where he will discuss his article Love, Separation and Reunion: The Master-Narrative of the Human Condition in Persian Mystical Poetry. The seminar is on May 19th, from 12 to 1.30 pm in the Andrews Conference Room (2203 Social Science and Humanities). Click here to download the paper.

 

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